Cambridge Provides $1.125 Million to Fund Public Space Improvement Projects

Published in The Harvard Crimson

Cambridge will allocate $1.125 million from its fiscal year 2021 budget to fund eight public space improvement projects proposed by residents, according to the Cambridge Participatory Budgeting website.

These projects include initiatives to plant 100 trees in Cambridge, provide free water bottle filling stations in the major squares, and build a third standalone public restroom in the city.

The participatory budgeting process aims to improve public spaces and foster civic engagement by encouraging residents to propose community-oriented projects. Soliciting resident input helps ensure that the city’s budget “reflects the priorities of Cambridge residents,” according to the Participatory Budgeting website.

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